IDRC tool evaluates global south research

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have recently announced a new research evaluation tool, ‘Research Quality Plus (RQ+)’, which will give more importance to local context when determining the legitimacy of research. In an article from the journal ‘Nature’, Jean Lebel (IDRC president) and Robert McLean (an IDRC senior program specialist) describe the limitations of … Continue reading IDRC tool evaluates global south research

Skills Development Scotland awards apprenticeship contract to Develop Training

Develop Training Limited (DTL), a national training provider to the utilities sector, has won a new contract from Skills Development Scotland to deliver Modern Apprenticeships. DTL has been on the approved list of apprenticeship providers in Scotland since 2012 and already delivers programmes for SGN and Scottish Water at its Linlithgow training centre near Edinburgh. … Continue reading Skills Development Scotland awards apprenticeship contract to Develop Training

The next ambassadors of The Next Einstein Forum

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has selected its second Ambassadors Class, 45 scientists and tech champions across Africa, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges. An initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the NEF will hold its second global … Continue reading The next ambassadors of The Next Einstein Forum

SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

A significant area of concern, with respect to my role as a primary school class teacher, is literacy. I must be effective in delivering SPaG – spelling, punctuation and grammar. With respect to grammar, I must be clear about two other acronyms, which represent important areas for lesson planning, provision and progression. SOAP is similes, … Continue reading SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth